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Alzheimer’s care in Nevada, which can also go by the terms of memory care, dementia care, or Alzheimer’s special care units, are facilities that are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with forms of dementia. They include specific egress alarm systems and specially trained staff to adequately monitor residents to prevent wandering and ensure safety.
Location Monthly Minimum Monthly Maximum Boulder City $3,200 $3,900 Carson City $4,800 $5,900 Reno $3,200 $4,000
*Average monthly cost for single occupancy rooms in an assisted living community
There are beautiful and interesting outdoor attractions including the Red Rocks and the Grand Canyon in addition to other parks and recreational activities. Las Vegas is the largest attraction in the state with an extensive number of casinos, shows, restaurants, and more. Nevada also boasts a large number of interesting museums like the National Automobile Museum and the Clark County Heritage Museum.
The climate in Nevada is semi-arid and arid making it the driest state in the United States. On average the state only gets 7 inches of rain and 11 inches of snow annually. The summers are typically very hot and the winters can get very cold depending on location and the time of year. It is not uncommon for summer highs to reach well past 100 degrees, and possibly even spike into the 120s, but the average is typically 97 degrees. During the winter, the average temperature is 25 degrees, but it is possible for them to drop well below zero. Nevada was one of the fastest growing states from the middle 20th century on. Because of that, a lot of the population is from other states, especially California. The culture is relatively diverse because of the mixed heritage.
In Nevada, it is required for Alzheimer’s or dementia units to have some sort of audible device installed on all exit doors, so a sound is made if they are opened. There may not be more than six residents per caregiver during waking hours and there must be one staff member awake and on duty at all times. Employees who give care to Alzheimer’s residents must undergo two hours of dementia-specific training within the first 40 hours of employment and then eight hours within the first three months. Three hours of continuing education must be completed within the first year for licensed and direct care staff.
Nevada is ranked 46th in overall safety according to 2016’s Safest States to Live In.
Location Violent Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Property Crimes Per 1,000 Residents Boulder City 1.11 9.55 Mesquite 1.47 15.73 Winnemucca 1.25 17.5
Medicare, private long-term insurance, and out of pocket payments are the typical methods to pay for dementia care in Nevada. The Medicaid home and community-based waiver cover personal care for group residences. The average monthly cost for Memory Care in Nevada is about $4,891. For all insurance-related questions, please contact the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Patients have the right in Nevada to be informed, in a manner they understand, their health status and are involved in decisions related to care including options, risks, benefits, outcomes, and side effects. It is also their decision to consent or refuse treatment. Your medical information should be kept confidential and your privacy respected. Someone may be designated by the patient of an Alzheimer’s care community to be involved and informed and make health care decisions for them if they do not have the capacity to do so themselves.
In Nevada, patients are able to access their medical records by submitting a written request and they should be provided for review within 5 days of the health care provider receiving the request. If they are outside Nevada, they should be made available within ten days. A copy of the records may also be provided for a reasonable fee. An authorized representative may also have the right to request the patient’s medical records.